The Hut People , February 22nd

An infectious blend of world folk on accordion and percussion

BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal.
22nd February 2020 at 7:30pm

One of the most entertaining and best loved acts on today’s UK folk scene are coming to Spittal and will be taking audiences on a musical voyage across the globe with their hugely entertaining blend of ‘world folk’.

Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are an instrumental duo of accordionist Sam Pirt and percussionist Gary Hammond. Together they perform a unique, high-octane, blend of global rhythms from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex, perfectly formed and embellished with the driving accordion and a mind-boggling array of exotic percussion.

Great music aside, a show from The Hut People is filled to the brim with spontaneity, often hilarious patter and a commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Audiences can expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation and lots of humour – with some Quebecois foot percussion & dancing thrown in for good measure.

Sam and Gary are well established musicians within the folk circuit with extensive musical backgrounds – having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, 422, Kathryn Tickell and Jez Lowe as well as many other collaborations within the world, jazz and pop genres.

Spittal Improvement Trust are bringing the duo to Spittal in partnership with the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. The duo has previously toured with Highlights and were in Spittal back in 2011, they are now making a welcomed return to win new fans with their quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage.

“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious!” R2

‘This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion definitely unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music’ The Scotsman


Date/ Time: Saturday 22nd February at 7:30pm
Venue: BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Main Street, Spittal,
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1QY
Tickets: Adults £9, u/17’s £5, Family ticket £25 (2 Adults & 2 u/17’s),
Bookings: Online through www.beboxoffice, where there are no booking
fees, or call 07752 403409

For more information contact mike Greener at 07752 403409 or Esther Hingle at Highlights on 07813 696 759

The Point 88 out now

The latest issue of The Point newsletter is now out. Includes information about the upcoming festive events in the village.

Click the link for an online version.


The print copies also have an additional insert story which can be found here.

Berwick Literary Festival

It’s the Berwick Literary Festival over the next few days. Events in Spittal are:

Friday 9am and 11am – Martins Tour:…/martins-the-printers…/

Friday 10am – Richard Moore at B.U.R.C

Friday 12pm – Jessie Greegrass at B.U.R.C

Friday 2pm – Brian Ward at B.U.R.C

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